Common names: Early ejaculation, rapid ejaculation, rapid climax, premature climax.
Uncontrolled ejaculation that occurs too early, usually before, upon, or shortly often a minute or two after penetration with minimal sexual stimulation, which may result in an unsatisfactory sexual experience for partners. It is one of the most common forms of male sexual dysfunction.
- Lifelong PE - A condition which has existed since the onset of sexual activity and is not dependent on either the conditions or the environment under which sexual activity is taking place.
- Acquired PE - Develops in an individual who has previously had normal ejaculatory control and can develop gradually or suddenly.
The primary sign of premature ejaculation is ejaculation that occurs before partners wish, causing concern or stress. However, the problem may occur in all sexual situations, even including during masturbation.
Lifelong PE as characterized by International Society for Sexual Medicine:
Ejaculation that always or nearly always occurs within one minute of vaginal penetration
The inability to delay ejaculation on all or nearly all vaginal penetrations
Negative personal consequences, such as stress, frustration or the avoidance of sexual intimacy
Secondary or acquired PE is generally understood to share the same symptoms as lifelong premature ejaculation, but with one key difference:
Secondary ejaculation develops after the patient had previous, satisfying sexual relationships without ejaculatory problems
Commonly Prescribed Drugs
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), such as dapoxetine